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American West Football Conference
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 American West Football Conference season
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Sport Indoor football
FounderPlatinum Events & Security LLC
Inaugural season 2019
No. of teams5
CountryUnited States
Official website

The American West Football Conference (AWFC) is an announced professional indoor American football league created in 2018 by Platinum Events & Security, LLC, the owners of the Idaho Horsemen. The league intends to play its inaugural season in 2019. [1]



After being unable to decide on whether to join the Indoor Football League or Champions Indoor Football, Chris Reynolds, owner of the Idaho Horsemen announced that his ownership group Platinum Events & Security, LLC, would create a new indoor league, the American West Football Conference (AWFC). [2] The league was created to fill the void of a lack of west coast teams and leagues and to decrease travel costs of operating the regional teams.The league plans to launch its inaugural season in March 2019. [3] [4]


Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joined Head coach
Idaho Horsemen Nampa, Idaho Ford Idaho Center 12,279 2017 2019 Chris Reynolds
Reno Express Reno, Nevada Reno Events Center 7,000 2018 2019 Anthony Bartley
Sacramento Spartans Sacramento, California TBA TBA 2014 2019 Arnold Laws, Jr.
Tri-Cities Fire Kennewick, Washington Toyota Center [a] 6,000 2018 2019 Warren Reynolds
Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks [6] Wenatchee, Washington Town Toyota Center 4,300 2018 2019 Kevin Evans
  1. ^ Team has announced their home arena, but arena has confirmed no lease has been signed. [5]


  1. ^ "HISTORY". Official Website. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE". AWFC Insider. October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "HISTORY". Official Website. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Castete, Aaron (October 21, 2018). "Western US based indoor football league forming for 2019". Arena Football Talk. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Indoor football league considers new Tri-City team". Tri-City Herald. December 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Darby, Uriah (October 9, 2018). "Evening News October 9, 2018". NCW Life Channel. Retrieved October 22, 2018.

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